Practice your pitch.

You’ll always be asked to tell the interviewer about yourself. It’s the one question that you can almost guarantee will come up. You should have your explanation prepared, but not over-practiced. You want to sound confident and experienced without sounding like you’re reading a prepared statement. Your overview should focus on recent experience, sprinkle in big initiatives and personal interests, and stay under one minute in length. You’ll have plenty of opportunities to get into the details later, so make sure to keep this answer at a summary level. Since this is typically one of the first questions you’ll be asked, you want to make sure you’re prepared so you can start the interview off on the right foot. s